The Dodgers signed first baseman Rangel Ravelo to a minor league deal this past offseason. While many didn’t think much of the signing, it’s turned out to be a good one. Andrew Friedman was looking for a good right-handed bat to plug into the big league bench, and he might have found one.
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Rangel Ravelo continued his incredible start to the season. He hit two homers on Friday and drove in six runs and is still hitting above .400 for the year. Truly incredible. The Dodgers offense piled on the offense early on as they took down the Skeeters, 10-1. Back-to-back doubles from Zach Reks and Keibert Ruiz in the first inning gave them the early lead. They would hold onto the lead the entire game.
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Rangel Ravelo had two hits for OKC and drove in two runs. In 16 games for the Dodgers this season, he’s hitting .382/.485/.709/1.194 with four home runs, six doubles and 13 runs driven in. Triple-A Oklahoma City. Rangel Ravelo continued his hot start to the season, but the OKC offense...
Mondays in the minors always feel a bit lonely since Triple-A Oklahoma City is the only one of the top four Dodgers affiliates in action. With six-game schedules for all levels, each league has the same day off all season. For Double-A and both Class-A levels, Mondays are their free day.
Ravelo joined the Dodgers as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. Ravelo has appeared in 42 big-league games over the last two seasons with the Cardinals, but he's landed in a spot where it could be quite difficult to get back to that level. He's hit just .189/.250/.351 in those games, so he has plenty to prove if he's to earn a roster spot.